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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability

Procter & Gamble recently released its 2009 Sustainability Report titled "Designed to Matter," in which the company outlines some its progress with its 2012 sustainability goals. P&G Vice President of Global Sustainability Len Sauers said, "Around the world, P&G employees have made sustainability a core part of their everyday work, developing innovative solutions and delivering meaningful results across the business - from manufacturing, packaging and shipping to product formulation." Download the latest report here:

Highlights of the 2009 report include:

- Including 2009 FY results, P&G operations have reduced (per unit of production) water consumption by 52 percent, energy usage by 48 percent, CO2 emissions by 52 percent and waste disposal by 53 percent since 2002. One example cited in the report was P&G's Household Care plant in Brockville, Canada, where teams reduced total site energy use by 20 percent.

- Since 2007, P&G has achieved $13.1 billion in cumulative sales of products with a significantly reduced environmental impact. This includes sales of innovative new products like Ariel Excel Gel, a
highly concentrated, low temperature laundry detergent introduced in Western Europe. Consumers using Ariel Excel Gel use 20 to 50 percent less energy, while manufacturing requires 40 to 50 percent less water and 30 to 40 percent less energy.*

- The Children's Safe Drinking Water program has delivered 930 million liters of clean drinking water since 2007, preventing an estimated 39 million days of disease and saving thousands of lives.

- P&G continued to expand its Corporate Cause program, Live, Learn and Thrive(TM), aimed at helping children in need around the world. Since 2007, the program has reached 135 million children. Programs were led by P&G employees, with many advanced by leading P&G brands, to help raise public awareness, engagement and philanthropic donations. Some brands have formed key partnerships to address social issues, such as Pampers' work with UNICEF to eradicate maternal and neonatal tetanus
and the Always and Tampax "Protecting Futures" program which helps keep girls in school in the developing world.

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